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North American Civilization By: Brandon Hunter His/115 9/15/2011 For as long as there has been man on this earth there have always been men to explore new lands in search of wealth, power, and a better life. The same goes for early European Kings, sailors, and adventurers who built ships and explored the European coast looking for better trade routes with the Asians of the east. These same explorers and those after them also came west looking for the same passages and treasures and the lands the came across on their voyages would be like nothing they have every imagined. However, the very first visitors to these lands that are called the America’s were early Asians who during the ice age when the seas turned to ice and lowered the sea levels of the Bering Strait turning it into a grass plain allowing explorers to walk across to these new unexplored lands (Davidson, Gienapp, Heyrman, Lytle, & Stoff, 2006). These early explorers traveled down the western coast of the America’s and down into Mexico and Central America and later into the interior of what is now North American (Davidson, Gienapp, Heyrman, Lytle, & Stoff, 2006). Many of these early travelers were hunters and gathers that lived off the land for thousands of years. When the people of Central Mexico learned to cultivate crops from the land
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